Some jobs involve spending time outdoors — no matter what the weather. Some jobs can get workers hot under the collar even if they work indoors, however. Heat-related illnesses can be both debilitating and deadly, so read on to find out about the benefits you might deserve from your employer's workers' compensation insurer.
What to Know About Heat-Related Injuries
Two dangerous conditions can occur when the body gets overheated. Heat stress refers to the first stage of heat stroke and can include fainting, cramping, heat rashes, and more.
Everyone has fallen at some point, and most falls lead to minor injuries or no injuries at all. For this reason, if you slip and fall on some else's property as a customer, the property owner might not appreciate how serious your injuries are. They may do everything possible to downplay the accident and avoid liability for your injuries. What makes fall injuries so common and dangerous?
Slippery and Wet Floors
In the United States, 27% of car accidents lead to non-fatal injuries and 6% of accidents lead to fatalities. After an accident, you might assume that you can simply submit a claim and receive compensation for your injuries. Sometimes it feels insurance carriers do everything they can to deny your claim. Fortunately, auto accident attorneys have several tools in their toolkit to help fight for the settlement you deserve.
1. Prior Experience Negotiating with Insurance Carriers
If you have been in an accident while riding your motorcycle, you need to consider contacting an attorney, especially if you have sustained injuries. Often a motorcyclist is blamed for accidents because there is a built-in bias against the biker. Most people drive cars, and they sometimes think of motorcycles as being a nuisance. You may be told the accident was your fault, but often it is the motorcycle rider that has a good case.
Homeowners often find themselves responsible when someone gets hurt on their property. What happens when the homeowner suffers an injury, though? Questions arise about who, in whole or part, caused the injury and why. Even though someone suffers harm from an incident on his/her property, seeking compensation may be possible depending on a third-party's negligence. While a homeowner's policy would likely contain a clause that bars the property owner from filing a claim, he/she can still take civil action.